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Web Date: June 9, 2011

Pfizer To Stop Selling Roxarsone

Food Safety: Company will voluntarily pull arsenic containing animal drug from the market
Department: Business, Government & Policy
Keywords: chickens, 3-Nitro

A Pfizer subsidiary has agreed to stop selling 3-Nitro, an arsenic containing drug fed to more than 70% of chickens in the U.S. The company is voluntarily withdrawing the product after the Food & Drug Administration found higher levels of inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen, in the livers of broiler chickens that were fed the compound . . .

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